Autumn Reflections

Autumn Reflections Autumn seems to be the time of year I become more reflective. The reflectiveness builds as we move into winter with longer and colder nights. Despite my urban ways, I’m grateful to still be tuned to the rhythms of nature. As a side note, I just lost my full-time job. The company has…

gratitude, Thanksgiving, poetry

Spirals of Gratitude

Spirals of Gratitude ~ mandalas of love celebrating the season  Happy Thanksgiving ~ Julie at Rambling from Jewels reminded me of the circular nature of gratitude, with waves coming and going. We may not be able to feel gratitude all the time, but we can feed it with mindful acts like writing, or in her…

edges, fear, poetry

The Edge

The Edge ~ walking toward the edge fear growing with each step my heart pounding body and nerves shaking mind’s urgent warnings ~ leaving the comfort zone when we face our fears anything is possible failure, growth, or joy step off and fly ~ The first time I remember this feeling is when I saw…

life, growth, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 364

This week Awesome Stories brings you climate solutions, compassionate care, and healthy change. Climate Solutions People need solutions. They don’t need more data, they need narrative. ..The only way we’re going to get out of this is to have a practical vision that we can all work towards. ~ Paul Hawken I agree with Paul Hawken’s view…

kindness, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 338

This week Awesome Stories brings you a loving view of anger, the potential in algae, and the kindness bus. Magic Algae Dome Reading this article on Ikea’s Space10 creation called the Algae Dome, one might think algae is a superfood with the potential to save the planet. At the very least, Ikea researchers hope to demonstrate the…

poetry, love, vulnerability

Tender Hearts

Tender Hearts ~ beaten bruised and weary your tender heart is calling love asks for our surrender we may be called to give greatly releasing our ideas, comforts, and attachments love will trim and prune like a gardener removing what isn’t necessary making room for new growth to have more peace in life surrender and open…

sideways shuffle

Sideways Shuffle

Sideways Shuffle I’ve been doing the sideways shuffle for a long time. In case you’re not familiar with this silly dance, grab a partner and prepare to boogie! Here’s my version of the sideways shuffle. ~ Shuffle to the right. Shuffle to the left. Slide step right. Slide step left. Hop, spin around and repeat…

prairie, ponderings, six-word stories

Prairie Ponderings

Prairie Ponderings walking among the tall prairie grasses golden sunlight awakens my dormant dreams timeless rhythms pound in my heart ~ golden colors feed unknown primal longings to be one with the prairie trusting, growing, rooted in rich earth ~ My walk through the prairie awakened dormant longings and feelings that I can’t describe. There…